Rosemary in a garden on the coast near Swanpool in Falmouth. Insight: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an evergreen herb with many culinary uses and medicinal properties. It seems to help with many ailments but don’t over use the leaves as … Read More
A rather dull day on the Helford River in Cornwall was brightened up by the sight of this deep-pink Magnolia tree. Insight: It is said that Magnolia, an ancient plant, evolved before bees and was pollinated by beetles.
Pleased to see last winter’s frosts haven’t damaged this Mimosa tree in Penryn near Falmouth. Insight: It’s a native of Australia where it’s known as the Silver Wattle. Flowering in winter to early spring, it’s useful to bees and so … Read More
This was our first visit to the magnificent Trebah Garden at Mawnan Smith near Falmouth. Failed miserably to photograph a Firecrest energetically feeding amongst some conifers. However, the light was too good to waste so we snapped some early signs … Read More